The Lions used to play the Green Bay packers every Thanksgiving day. Then Vince Lombardi sissied out of the game.
Hobos had their own sign language and used chalk to identify whether you could get a meal at a house, had to work for it, etc.
In 1950's a friend of mine from the pool room got arrested. Seems they had been some robberies in a neighborhood. His wife had been spotted putting chalk marks in front of houses after talking to whoever answered the door. Actually the marks let Pipe know if they
had a baby boy or girl. His wife would pretend she had the wrong house, but chat up the person or look inside.
Then Pipe would show up hours later, say he was a professional photographer, had heard from a friend about their beautiful baby.
Ask permission to photograph the baby for this big contest. Well, of course if they asked, he would sell them copies LOL
Cops turned him loose the next day. We called him Pipe because he used to smoke cigarette butts straight up in his pipe.
Here are some fairly new 'Remember whens'
Remember when you got free matches when you bought a pack of cigarettes?
Remember when you could get a free map at the gas station?
Remember when appliances had knobs?
Remember when cars had white-wall tires?
My grand daughter asked me the other day , why do I say wind down the window in my car ?
Remember vent windows on cars? Sneaking into drive-in movies but hiding in the " rumble seat" ?
All the fuss when seat belts first came out? OMG , what if your car rolls into a creek and you are trapped in a seat belt.
Remember when Am was rock and roll stations. Only classical music was on FM.
Remember when the candy store sold cigarettes for a penny apiece ? a pack was 15 cents.
Remember when a bottle of Coca Cola was in 6 oz glass bottles only ? And betting on who had a bottle from farthest away as the plant was on the bottom ?
Remember the first remote for the TV. It had a cable and there were only 3 channels anyway ? LOL
Oct 19, 2009
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Well, I look back ... and laugh.
I remember that duck and cover nonsense... annoying then, annoying now. I was never worried about nuclear war. I remember some doctor's wife changing the water in their bombshelter every two weeks and I recall laughing at them.
I guess I've always been too skeptical to fall for the common wisdom of the day.